Slim the Waistline with Coolsculpting

Slim the Waistline with Coolsculpting

No matter how many hours you put in at the gym or how much you avoid cheating on your diet, some people will still see that extra flab of fat hanging around your waist. CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved, non-surgical alternative to liposuction to effectively eliminate fat cells to enhance your body contours.

How Does CoolSculpting Work?

A protective gel is placed over the treated areas and once the patient is ready, the surgeon places the CoolSculpting device on the skin. Combining the effects of a gentle vacuum and deep cooling to treat the area, fat cells below become frozen. According to a study from the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, research shows that cryolipolysis (fat freezing) from CoolSculpting was highly effective at reducing localized fat. The popularity of the procedure grew dramatically over the three-year study. Researchers found that cryolipolysis is safe and effective and provides high patient satisfaction levels for non-invasive body contouring.

Patients may expect to feel a cool numbing or tingling sensation in treated areas. Patients are not administered any anesthesia or numbing drugs for treatment. They sit comfortably and have the option to read, watch a movie or use their laptop.

What Areas Can CoolSculpting Treat?

Both men and women can treat multiple areas around their midsection as well as other areas of excess fat. CoolSculpting can treat the following zones of a body:

  • Waist and hips
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Abdomen
  • Back
  • Arms
  • Buttocks
  • Flanks, love handles, and muffin tops

Candidates of CoolSculpting

Ideal candidates for the procedure should be at their target weight loss goal or within 10 to 15 pounds of it. Patients who are healthy and have realistic expectations of treatment are ideal candidates. Those who have small pockets of unwanted fat that are resistant to diet and exercise can remove the fat from their specified areas. It is ideal for patients who have adopted a healthy diet and exercise regularly. CoolSculpting may not be ideal for those who are obese or in need of losing a significant amount of weight.

Is There a Recovery Period?

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive treatment that does not need to numb or put patients under anesthesia or medication, so immediately after treatment, they can return to their daily routine. Most patients experience numbness, redness, and bruising in treated areas, but the effects are temporary. Patients are not required to rest or request time off from their schedules and they can return to work or the gym immediately.

What Results Can I Expect?

In as little as three weeks after treatment, patients see changes in the treated areas. More results are followed two months after the treatment date as the targeted fat cells are removed from the treatment area. The body will continue to reduce fat cells for up to four months after treatment, and as long as the patient maintains their weight with diet and exercise, results will be long-lasting. Patients may need more than one treatment to achieve the best results.

Tips to Keep the Fat Off

To see results last, it is important that patients do not gain weight after CoolSculpting treatments. A physician or nutritionist should be consulted to properly advise what is best to nourish the body while keeping the fat off. Diet and exercise are great for maintaining a healthy weight and the new body contour after treatment. People do not realize that alcohol contains hundreds of useless calories. Even a casual or social drinker can pack on pounds. By eliminating or cutting down alcohol intake the body will change in appearance and on the scale. Nutritionists can advise the number of calories the body needs and what to eat to lose weight. Fat reduction exercises are also beneficial to keep the weight from fluctuating.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are looking for a way to cut those pockets of stubborn fat off your waistline without going under the knife, then CoolSculpting was meant for you. Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kayastha in Albany, NY, for the best, non-invasive fat reduction method with quick and painless results.

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Dr. Kayastha is a board certified plastic surgeon who serves Albany, NY and the entire Capital Region. Dr. Kayastha completed his undergraduate studies at Cornell University and graduated with distinction in all subjects. He then attended medical school at SUNY Buffalo. During his time in Buffalo he also completed a fellowship in surgical pathology at Roswell Park. Following medical school Dr. Kayastha gained a much sought after position in the Michigan State-Grand Rapids integrated plastic surgery residency. After finishing residency training Dr. Kayastha completed a one year fellowship in hand and microsurgery at the Buncke Clinic in San Francisco. To round out his training before starting private practice Dr. Kayastha spent an additional 6 months learning from some of the best cosmetic surgeons in San Francisco. Dr. Kayastha is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.